Whip up this Whoppers Malted Milkshake for a thick and creamy chocolate treat that's the perfect way to celebrate summer!
School is finally out for the year -- cue the Hallelujah Chorus -- and I, for one, am so ready to celebrate! Of course, the kids are too, but sometimes, the craziness that goes with the last few weeks of the school year can be harder on the parents. Am I right? I even got slightly sidetracked from my usual posting schedule. Sigh.
And, we just finished up with all of the family birthdays, which means I get a break from shopping, baking, wrapping and all that good stuff. So, it's back to normal, or semi-normal, for our crazy family, including my oldest baby, who is home from college for the summer.
So yes, we survived the school year, we're all under one roof again, and this all calls for a little celebration!
Since we all love ice cream, I decided to treat the kids to homemade milkshakes. Inspiration can be found in the strangest places, and I actually got the idea for these shakes on a carton of Whoppers candy.
I bought one to use for our weekly family movie night, and the malted milkshake recipe sounded so good that I just had to try it.
This is actually the third time I made these malted milkshakes. The first time, they turned out too runny -- we like our shakes super thick. The second time around, the shakes were good, but I didn't get a picture. Then, someone ate most of the Whoppers candy, and I had to go buy more.
And the third time? That's the charm. Needless to say, I have some very happy kiddos right now!
How to Make a Whoppers Malted Milkshake
Whoppers Malted Milkshake
- 1 cup Whoppers candy whole
- ½ cup whole milk
- 1 ½ cups vanilla ice cream
- ½ cup chocolate ice cream
- Add the Whoppers candy and the milke to a blender, and pulse until candy is crushed
- Add the chocolate and vanilla ice cream
- Blend mixture until thick and creamy
- Pour into tall glasses and serve immediately
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
I ended up adding more ice cream than the original recipe calls for. Like I said, we like super thick shakes. We're talking shakes so thick that you almost have to scoop them out with a spoon.
I also used both chocolate and vanilla ice cream instead of just vanilla. This made this frozen drink a little extra chocolaty but not overly so. The Hubs does not like chocolate, but he really liked these shakes.
You can top them with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, more Whoppers or whatever you want. The sky is the limit when it comes to garnishing shakes. And the malted milk taste made these summer treats extra special!
We absolutely loved these easy Whoppers malted milkshakes. They're perfect for summer, but you can enjoy these frozen treats any time at all.
My mom would love these! She loves malted milkshakes (or malted chocolate period). I see a birthday treat in the near future. Thanks!
Definitely not on my diet, but I think I need to make these. Love malted milk balls!
It's not on my diet either, but I couldn't resist a sip! 🙂
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
Whoppers are my favorite - this milkshake looks amazing!
Cookin Canuck says
This milkshake looks like the perfect way to celebrate the end of the school year. And yes, those last few weeks are always insanely busy for both kids and parents. Enjoy having all of your kids under one roof again!
Laura |Petite Allergy Treats says
This look like a wonderful Summer indulgence! Whoppers are the best candy!
Thanks! My kids would definitely agree with you. 🙂
Michelle De La Cerda says
You are SOO right! When it comes to the end of the school year it seems like everything else ends, sports, dance, etc. I have one more week and we are free!! This milkshake would be great to have to celebrate!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
I am all in for crushing whoppers into a milkshake!! YES!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
The kids last day of school here is tomorrow. Thinking this would be the perfect afternoon treat to celebrate!
That's exactly what we did, and the kids loved it!
Meg @ With Salt and Wit says
Wow! All that chocolate falling off makes me want one right now!!
Thanks, Meg! I think everything tastes better with chocolate. 😉
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens says
These just scream summer indulgence! How fun! And how gorgeous, too! I can imagine how happy your kids were, helping you perfect this recipe until that "third time's a charm" moment! And don't you just love it when you get fabulous inspiration from the most unexpected places?!? 😀
Thanks so much, Shelley. My kids were definitely happy about the whole thing! 🙂